|1963 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
No. 1 overall by
Height: 6-0 Weight: 185
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Michael's (Junior B)
Barrie, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Barrie, Ontario
| Debut: October 11,
1967 (Montreal at Pittsburgh)|
Numbers: 20 (Montreal); 11
(Detroit); 12 (L.A.); 14, 20 (Toronto);
Stanley Cup: Never won.
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
DET, LA, TOR, VAN||748||116||169||285||484|
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Vancouver Unsung Hero: 1974-75
Broadcasting Career: Named Vancouver
radio color commentator prior to 1982-83 season and held position through
Played left wing for most of his NHL career. ... Traded by Detroit with
Brian Gibbons to Los Angeles in exchange for Dale Rolfe, Gary Croteau and
Larry Johnston on Feb. 20, 1970. ... Traded by Los Angeles with Brian Murphy
to Toronto in exchange for Bob Pulford on Sept. 3, 1970. ... Played left
wing on line with Dave Keon and Billy MacMillan for Toronto in 1970-71. ...
Traded by Toronto with John Grisdale to Vancouver in exchange for Dave Dunn
on Oct. 16, 1974. ... Became first player in Vancouver Canucks history to
score a game-winning goal in postseason when he scored in 2-1 playoff win at
Montreal Forum on April 15, 1975. ... Became first player in Vancouver
Canucks history to score a game-winning goal in either a regular-season or
playoff game against Montreal when he scored in 2-1 playoff win at Montreal
Forum on April 15, 1975. ... Worked as penalty-killer with Gerry O'Flaherty
for Vancouver in 1975-76. ... Rights sold by Vancouver to Toronto on Sept.
Monahan's Freak Injury: Monahan missed the start of the 1975-76 season with
severely lacerated leg, an injury suffered 39 seconds into second period of
Vancouver's Sept. 23, 1975, preseason game vs. Montreal. Monahan lost his balance in his
own zone and went sliding into the Canucks net. As he hit the net, his leg
was severely sliced by the pointed center of the goal cage's bottom, which
was unfortunately raised three inches off the ice as Monahan dislodged the
net from its moorings. The same freak injury would happen years later to
Mark Howe of Hartford and prompt a change in how NHL nets were built. In Monahan's
case, a six-inch gash was made in his upper left thigh, cutting down into
his hamstring muscle. Canucks trainer Pat Dunn told The Hockey News
it was the worst cut he had ever seen in hockey, and it required immediate surgery.
The injury partly happened because Monahan was wearing an old
pair of skates for the game. His newer skates had been punctured in the
toe during a previous game, and the only reason he had new skates was
because he had been having problems balancing on the
older ones. Monahan, who had never before missed an NHL game due to injury, did
not make his 1975-76 regular-season debut until Vancouver's Oct. 28, 1975,
game vs. Atlanta.
Toronto St. Michael's (Jr. B);
Peterborough (OHA); Houston (CHL); Cleveland (AHL); Tulsa (CHL); Seibu-Tetsudo
AWARDS AND HONORS
WHA Draft Pick: 1972 (by Chicago)
Trent University and University of Toronto during his playing days, earning
a bachelor's degree in history and physical education from the University of
Toronto. ... Attended Sofia University in Tokyo, Japan, to earn teaching
degree during playing days there.
Was on line with Mickey Redmond for Peterborough (OHA) in 1966-67. ...
Worked as a stockbroker in Vancouver and later became a Realtor in West Vancouver after
hockey. His official site can be found at
http://www.garrymonahan.ca. ... Played for Vancouver Canucks Alumni team
after his retirement.
Personal: Nicknamed "Mondo." ... Full name is Garry Michael Monahan.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
Montreal traded Monahan and Doug Piper to Detroit in exchange for Pete
Mahovlich and Bart Crashley on June 6, 1969.|
1972-73 Toronto media guide
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